All week I have been working on lining up my 2012 home organization projects and some of my Christmas gifts have helped me to get a jump-start! Of course you may know that the kitchen is my favorite room in the house to spend time in – but it is also the one room that is most ripe for organization. So, now, time to get busy!
A few months ago I won a starter set of these wonderful Tablefare spice containers. I just love these attractive little jars with the flip-top lid. Sitting on the counter they are so handy and right where I need them when I am cooking. They help me to really control the amount of seasoning I use because I can use my fingers to just pinch the perfect amount of spice. But the best part is that I find the see-through jars so lovely showing off the colors of all my beautiful herbs and spices. But, I quickly found that I could use a few more. Then guess what I got for Christmas?
I also scored some labels to help me get further organized! Now, even the starter set comes with blank labels that you can write the names of your seasonings on, but I really wanted the pre-printed ones – my handwriting is not something I like to display in my home!
Here is a project I have been dreading but itching to do at the same time – you must have projects like that in your home?
Oh my, I cannot believe I am about to show you this… this is going to be so embarrassing…but, here it goes…
This was my spice/baking cabinet before. I decided that I would take out all the seasonings that I used in my everyday cooking and put them in the TableFare jars – leaving behind mostly baking supplies and a few other items.
In addition, I still had a bunch of rosemary being stored out on my porch that was leftover from Christmas.
I just got a few plastic containers to hold some of the larger items like flour, sugar and salt. Just look at that formerly messy cabinet now!
What are you working on organizing in this new year?